Fwd: Travel pool report 5 - vans and Erdogan

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From: Andrew BEATTY >
Date: September 4, 2016 at 3:43:15 PM GMT+8
To: "Allen, Jessica (xxx@email.com)" >
Subject: Travel pool report 5 - vans and Erdogan

The pool did not see POTUS enter the convention center.

It's a Talmudic debate as to whether the pool is still protective. We are waiting in vans about 250 meters away from the convention center, having been denied access by our Chinese hosts.

Some more details from the bilateral with Erdogan that accidentally got cut from the last report...

The Turkish leader began his remarks in a friendly tone:  "I would like to thank you for your support against this coup attempt," he said, describing relations under Obama as a "model partnership."

He then went all to say that as allies, they had to fight "against all forms of terrorism."

Erdogan specifically mentioned the YPG by name and alluded to Gulen.

Transcript from the WH should have already landed.

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